Identified policies and legal sources related to abortion:

  • Reproductive Health Act
  • General Medical Health Act
  • Constitution
  • Criminal / Penal Code
  • Civil Code
  • Ministerial Order / Decree
  • Case Law
  • Health Regulation / Clinical Guidelines
  • EML / Registered List
  • Medical Ethics Code
  • Document Relating to Funding
  • Abortion Specific Law
  • Law on Medical Practicioners
  • Law on Health Care Services
  • Other
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Concluding Observations:

List of ratified human rights treaties:

  • CERD
  • CCPR
  • Xst OP
  • 2nd OP
  • CESCR
  • CESCR-OP
  • CAT
  • CAT-OP
  • CEDAW
  • CEDAW-OP
  • CRC
  • CRC:OPSC
  • CRC:OPAC
  • CRC:OPIC
  • CMW
  • CRPD *
  • CRPD-OP
  • CED **
  • Maputo Protocol
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Persons who can be sanctioned:

  • A woman or girl can be sanctioned
  • Providers can be sanctioned
  • A person who assists can be sanctioned

Legal Ground and Gestational Limit

Country
On request
Economic or social reasons
Foetal impairment
Rape
Incest
Intellectual or cognitive disability of the woman
Mental health
Physical health
Health
Life
Other (where provided)

Australia

Capital Territory (Australia)

New South Wales (Australia)

Northern Territory (Australia)

Queensland (Australia)

South Australia (Australia)

Tasmania (Australia)

Victoria (Australia)

Western Australia (Australia)

Additional Requirements to Access Safe Abortion

Country
Authorization of health professional(s)
Authorization in specially licensed facilities only
Judicial authorization for minors
Judicial authorization in cases of rape
Police report required in case of rape
Parental consent required for minors
Spousal consent
Ultrasound images or listen to foetal heartbeat required
Compulsory counselling
Compulsory waiting period
Mandatory HIV screening test
Other mandatory STI screening tests
Prohibition of sex-selective abortion
Restrictions on information provided to the public
Restrictions on methods to detect sex of the foetus
Other (where provided)

Australia

No data

Capital Territory (Australia)

No data

New South Wales (Australia)

No data

Northern Territory (Australia)

No data No data

Queensland (Australia)

No data

South Australia (Australia)

No data No data

Tasmania (Australia)

No data No data

Victoria (Australia)

No data

Western Australia (Australia)

No data No data

Clinical and Service-delivery Aspects of Abortion Care

Country
National guidelines for induced abortion
Methods allowed
Country recognized approval (mifepristone / mife-misoprostol)
Country recognized approval (misoprostol)
Where can abortion services be provided
National guidelines for post-abortion care
Where can post abortion care services be provided
Contraception included in post-abortion care
Insurance to offset end user costs
Who can provide abortion services
Extra facility/provider requirements for delivery of abortion services

Australia

No data

Capital Territory (Australia)

No data
No data

New South Wales (Australia)

No data
No data

Northern Territory (Australia)

No data

Queensland (Australia)

No data

South Australia (Australia)

No data
No data

Tasmania (Australia)

No data

Victoria (Australia)

No data

Western Australia (Australia)

No data
No data

Conscientious Objection

Country
Public sector providers
Private sector providers
Provider type not specified
Neither Type of Provider Permitted
Public facilities
Private facilities
Facility type not specified
Neither Type of Facility Permitted

Australia

Capital Territory (Australia)

New South Wales (Australia)

Northern Territory (Australia)

Queensland (Australia)

South Australia (Australia)

Tasmania (Australia)

Victoria (Australia)

Western Australia (Australia)